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Sidewalk Labs Digital Innovation Appendix

The Digital Innovation Appendix (DIA) provides updates to the Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) which reflects the Threshold Issues resolution process. The DIA also provides further detailed information on the digital innovation proposals included in the MIDP, and provides an overview of Sidewalk Labs' approaches to responsible data use and inclusive design...

Toronto’s smart city project shows public trust in Big Tech is in trouble

December 09, 2019

​Public trust in Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple (GAFA) has never been lower and evidence suggests a wave of regulation will soon be unleashed against tech companies.


Data privacy is not disappearing as a dominant urban concern in the global environment, not for Silicon Valley, not for would-be smart cities around the world and certainly not for government regulators.


GlobalData’s recent Data Privacy report – by its Thematic Research team – warns that Big Tech’s golden age of light-touch regulation, strong political alliances and near immunity from prosecution is coming to an end.

Creating Smart Cities of the Future

PWC's point of view on a 3-tier development model for the digital transformation of citizen services.

The development of smart cities around the world is gathering pace, with the total value of the global smart city market projected to exceed US $1 trillion by 2020 and US $2.5 trillion by 2025. As this growth continues, one of the most important and dynamic aspects of smart cities is the evolution of the roles and relationships between the key participants involved in envisioning and creating them.

Digital twins – what, why and how?

November 27, 2019

By beca.com

A digital twin is a high-fidelity representation of the real-world that looks like, behaves like and is connected to the real world, to improve understanding for decision making. 
– Stephen Witherden, 2017.

The benefits of being able to plan, design and operate a ‘living, breathing’ replica of your asset are multiple!  Here are just a few:

  • Reduced capital spend and maintenance costs

  • Higher OEE / more output

  • Lower disturbance risk / better asset resilience 

  • Lower operating overhead 

  • Improved return on investment 

  • Better risk management 

  • Better customer service 

  • Improved health and safety training and systems 

The Future of Smart Cities with 3D Technologies

By Shoji Nozaki, Technical Director, 3DS Business Transformation Japan, Dassault Systemes K.K.

Agenda includes:

Dassault Systemes Overview
Smart City (Virtual Singapore)
Smart Mobility (AKKA Technology + Rennes City)

What is a Smart City?

What is a Smart City? according to CNBC many governments around the globe are racing to infuse technology with just about every aspect of its city's operations. Mentions of Virtual Singapore, Smart Dubai, and Smart Barcelona.

Digital Twins are Key Enablers to Smart Cities!!

November 21, 2019

By Re!magining Cities

This document we published is our attempt to explain (1) benefits of data to real estate owners and developers and (2) the potentials of a "phased approach" to Digital Twin deployment. These three areas would be the intial parts of Digital Twin Phase One and are some areas that we have found real estate developers are motivated to spend money on:

1. Energy optimization

2. Health & well-being

3. Space optimization

The attached document includes several case studies from Proptech companies to demonstrate how some of the solutions work. Re!magining Cities is quite active in the Proptech space to better understand how the real estate community is adopting technology to improve the performance of their assets. We ant to combine these with some of the desires of Smart Cities so that they can also be actively engaged in the development of Digital Twins in their local jurisdictions.

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